This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a multi-institute team of scientists describes the use of reverse genetics to determine the phenotypes of loss-of-function mutations, setting the stage for a "human knockout project" to understand the phenotypic consequences of complete disruption of genes. The researchers sequenced the gene-coding regions of more than 10,000 Pakistani individuals, identifying nearly 50,000 mutations predicted to cause loss of function in 1,317 genes.

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